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Homemade Basil Mayo


  • 1 egg yolk at room temp
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1 t vinegar
  • 0.75 oz fresh basil finally chopped
  • pinch of salt


  • Start with the egg yolk in a mixing bowl and add the vinegar. Whisk these two ingredients.
  • Then slowly (very slowly) add a few drops of the oil in your bowl while still whisking.
  • Once the mixture starts to thicken add the rest of the oil in a continuous slow stream all while whisking.
  • When done the homemade mayonnaise should be thick and creamy.
  • Add the salt and chopped up basil. Mix.